Upcoming Events

Design Trust Council

A Walk in the Woods

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for a walking tour of Central Park’s North Woods with Christopher Nolan, Central Park Conservancy’s Chief Operating Officer & Chief Landscape Architect.

Annual Benefit

2018 Annual Benefit

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join the Design Trust and 300 dedicated urbanists for a festive evening celebrating our inaugural Public Space Honorees; NYCDOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Carl Weisbrod, and Marc Heiman.

Past Events


Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at the New Sherman Creek Pop-Up Park

Thursday, August 09, 2018 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join the Design Trust for Public Space and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) for a Public Space Potluck on Thursday, August 9, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, at the new Sherman Creek Pop-Up Park, in the Inwood neighborhood, Upper Manhattan.


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Sonic Gates Opening Performances and Reception

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Join us for the sound sculpture walk with performances and a reception celebrating the launch of the Sonic Gates public art series on the North Shore of Staten Island on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Future Culture: Exploring Staten Island's North Shore

Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 10:15 AM – 1:30 PM

The North Shore of Staten Island boasts spectacular harbor views—and a concentration of mega projects. Nearly $2 billion has been invested in new real estate, including a new mall, an observation wheel, and hundreds of units of housing.

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

El-Space: Innovation in City Design & Urban Regeneration

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:30 – 9:00 AM

Design Trust and NYC Department of Transportation's El-Space project represents the first comprehensive, citywide approach to planning, designing, and transforming the vast resource of space beneath and adjacent to elevated transportation infrastructure. 

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Studio Tour: Snøhetta

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for a studio tour with Founding Partner, Craig Dykers, and Partner, Elaine Molinar of Snøhetta, an internationally renowned practice of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and brand design.


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Discover El-Space

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the Design Trust and NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) for a special tour of our Under the Elevated/El-Space pilot installation below the Gowanus Expressway at 36th Street and 3rd Avenue and a multi-city panel conversation, at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on May 17, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. And earn AIA credits!

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Exhibition Tour: Access+Ability

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 @ 4:30 – 6:30 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for a tour of Access+Ability led by Cara McCarty, co-curator of the exhibition and curatorial director of the Cooper Hewitt.

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Exhibition Tour: Art in the Open

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for an exhibition tour of Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York at the Museum of the City of New York.



2018 Open House

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Join us for a party with Design Trust supporters, partners, and fellows on Tuesday, January 30, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at our cozy Tribeca office on 40 Worth Street, Suite 603.

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Exhibition Tour: "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"

Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to MoMA for a behind-the-scenes tour with Curatorial Assistant Kristina Parsons. Items: Is Fashion Modern? connects fashion and functionality, culture, labor, identity, and technology.


Workshops & Forums

Kick-Off for Power in Place: Building Community Wealth and Well-Being in Mott Haven-Port Morris

Saturday, December 02, 2017 @ 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Join South Bronx Unite (SBU) and Design Trust on Saturday, December 2, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) Bronx (463 E 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455) to kick off a community asset mapping and planning project that will support the Mott Haven-Port Morris Community Land Trust (CLT) in the South Bronx.

Annual Benefit

2017 Art + Design Benefit Auction

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for a truly special evening on Wednesday, November 1 at Dune Studios, recognizing the Design Trust's efforts in ensuring NYC's public realm remains PUBLIC FOR ALL, and celebrating our receipt of the prestigious 2017 National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement.